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The Star-Child

by Oscar Wilde

Music by Nicholas Edwards

Book and Lyrics by Roger Gimblett

Directed by Roger Gimblett with Stephen Lloyd-Coombs

Musical Director Timothy M Carter

Choreographer Debbie Smith

Featuring Ben Bennett in a world premiere musical!

Please note special performance dates and times

Season: 24th November - 14th December 2013
Friday nights at 7pm
Saturday and Sunday matinées at 4.30pm
No performance Friday 6th December

The performance runs for 1hr 45 mins, with an interval.




"Remember, I fell here from a star."

Much to enjoy - David Spicer, Stage Whispers

Good family entertainment - David Kary, Sydney Arts Guide

A show that will hold every child's attention, entertain them and most importantly, inspire them. - Suzy Wrong, Suzy Goes See

Delightful Christmas family fare - Lynne Lancaster, artsHub

The Star-Child is one of the delightful short fables Wilde wrote for his sons and in this brand new musical version is reimagined with toe-tapping numbers, a witty contemporary script and extraordinary special effects.

The Star-Child is the story of an infant boy found abandoned in the woods by a poor woodcutter, who pities him and takes him in.

He grows up to be exceedingly beautiful, but vain, cruel, and arrogant, believing himself to be a divine child who had fallen from the stars.

One day, a haggard beggar comes to town in search of her lost son, who the Star-Child is revealed to be. However, he rejects her and sends her away, and in doing so, is magically transformed to a loathsome looking creature as a punishment.

His followers abandon him, and he sets off to seek forgiveness from his mother.

His subsequent adventures include being sold as a slave to an evil magician, being rescued by a tap-dancing rabbit and, ultimately, discovering that true beauty lies in the quality of a mans heart.

Witty, touching and uplifting this fun-filled Family musical is the perfect pre-Christmas treat for all ages!! Tickets are available separately from subscription.

On Saturday 30 November 2013 the Genesian Theatre will donate 50% of all Box Office takings to the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation. We encourage you to come along to help us support this worthwhile cause.

Production
DirectorRoger Gimblett
Associate DirectorStephen Lloyd Coombs
Musical DirectorTimothy M Carter
ChoreographerDebbie Smith
Set DesignOwen Gimblett
Costume DesignSusan Carveth
Lissa Knight
Lighting and Sound DesignMichael Schell

Crew
Stage ManagementLauren Churm
Noemie Jounot
Lighting and Sound OperatorAmy Roberts

Cast
The Star ChildBen Bennett
SimonMartin Searles
BenGreg Thornton
SarahAmber Wilcox
MaryAmanda Jane Porter
Begger WomanElizabeth MacGregor
LeperRobert Green
Evil MagicianRobert Wells
PongoGreg Thornton
RabbitDominic Scarf
Headmaster / Chief MinisterTimothy Bennett
The GuardsMichael Jones
Daniel Hitchings
Martin Searles
Dominic Scarf
The RabettesAmanda Jane Porter
Christina Swan
Sophia Harrison
The Star Child's GangChristina Swan
Sophia Harrison
Michael Jones
Daniel Hitchings
Dominic Scarf